What is a consortium blockchain?

To understand what a consortium blockchain is, or, in other words, what kind of blockchain implementation consortiums need, let's check out an example. Banks want to build a blockchain to make money transfers easier, faster, and cheaper. In this case, here are the things they need:

  1. Speed: They need a blockchain network that can confirm transactions in near-real time. Currently, the Ethereum blockchain network block time is 12 seconds, and clients usually wait for a couple of minutes before confirming a transaction.
  2. Permissioned: They want the blockchain to be permissioned. Permissioning itself means various different things. For example: permissioning can include taking permission to join the network, it ...

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